Named for the hill of laurel trees at what was once the center of town, Mt. Laurel has a long history dating back over 300 years. It wasn’t until 1872 when an Act of the New Jersey Legislature separated the town from Evesham Township that the village was renamed.
Mount Laurel, NJ is a suburban community that sits just outside of Philadelphia, PA. The area was originally home to the Lenni-Lenape People who lived in the Delaware Valley from the 1400’s – 1700’s. Early European settlers found the Lenni-Lenape helpful when they came here to escape religious persecution. When the Dutch arrived in the early 17th century, they became trading partners, exchanging furs, liquors, and knives.
In 1682, William Evans and his family settled in the area after leaving Wales. Despite passing six years later, Evans’ son, also named William, continued in the settlement of Mount Laurel. In 1700, William purchased 1,000 acres from Margaret Cook of Philadelphia, but also gave the Lenape 5 pounds because he believed the Indians were the rightful owners of the land. Evans family descendants still reside in Mount Laurel and Evesham, NJ.
Mount Laurel also has ties to the Revolutionary War. While not the site of a battle, Mt. Laurel, then called Lower Evesham, hosted the armies of General Washington and the British General Clinton during the Revolutionary War. This town was important to both American and British troops. General Washington used Mount Laurel as a camp location for over 20,000 men. British General, Henry Clinton, and his 15,00 troops only stayed a few days, but Gen. Clinton used a nearby tavern as headquarters and a hospital.
Today Mount Laurel, NJ is known for its shopping, cultural events, and dining. The town has an extensive parks and recreations system with over 1,350 acres of open space. In 2018, Mount Laurel announced a 10-year plan to improve Laurel Acres Park which homes playgrounds, trails, a fishing lake, and concert space. The Mount Laurel United Soccer Club and the Mount Laurel Baseball League call the park home.
Mount Laurel is also part of the Sustainable Jersey certification program. The township has created several green initiatives and works with the community on environmental expos and education. Current programs include community gardens and tree planting projects. That is one of the many reasons that we at Hutchinson love taking calls to send a plumber or a technician to do heating and ac services here.
Hutchinson’s is proud to be a part of the Energy Star program, certified to do energy audits by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, and save you money on your energy bills. We have our highly trained, expert, local contractor’s available according to your schedule to come out to survey your equipment.
Whether you have an HVAC emergency or a small plumbing leak, give us a call 24/7. We will come out right away, or you can schedule an appointment with a local plumber on this website. Every heating or ac service call will start with our Service Repair Guide, which lets you know, up front all of the costs and suggestions. You can see clearly which services are needed immediately to get your HVAC systems running properly again, and our contractor’s will let you know how long you can wait for other things, so you can rest easy knowing you are safe.